• 7 February 2020

    Thanks to everyone at Oxford who came out for my first Carlyle lecture! If you missed it there are five more still to come:


    Every Tuesday at 5 pm over the next five weeks, in the Examination Schools, South Schools. So the last one is March 10, 2020.

  • 31 January 2020
    If you're in striking distance of Oxford come on down to hear me give this year's Carlyle lectures! This coming Tuesday and then every Tuesday until March 10.
  • 29 January 2020
    Here now is the (hopefully) final version of the program for our conference on Women Intellectuals in Antiquity, at Keble College Oxford, Feb 15-16.
    Note the link at the bottom for registration.

    Saturday 15 February 2020


    9.15am Registration and Coffee/Tea


    9.45am Welcome

  • 27 January 2020

    Guess what I got in the post today? My author copies of HoPWaG volume 5, on Classical Indian philosophy, of course written together with Jonardon Ganeri.

  • 22 January 2020

    I just had an exchange with Sandrine Berges (@sandrineankara) on Twitter about Diotima, who appears in Plato's Symposium espousing a theory of love and beauty that is strongly linked to Plato's theory of Forms.

  • 8 January 2020

    You can now register for "Women Intellectuals in Antiquity," a symposium to be held at Keble College in Oxford on Feb 15-16.

    Organized by Ursula Coope, Katharine O'Reilly, Jenny Rallens, and me.

  • 21 November 2019

    Some of you may remember that in summer 2019 I gave a series of lectures at my alma mater, Notre Dame. These are now online if you want to view them, the topic of the three lectures is “Don’t Think for Yourself: Faith and Authority in Medieval Philosophy.”

  • 1 November 2019

    Hi HoPWaG fans, I have an important favor to ask. In connection with the funding of the project, I need to document the impact the podcast has had on the wider world. So I'm looking for stories about things like: the effect it has had on the way philosophy is taught and studied (e.g. inclusion of non-western topics); testimony of the impact it has had on you personally or on groups you're connected to; use of the podcast in surprising ways (like maybe to teach English) or, really, anything else you can think of.

  • 25 October 2019

    "TrueSciPhi Radio" from Kelly Truelove (@truesciphi on Twitter) will be playing the entirety of HoPWaG (original feed followed by Indian and Africana episodes) starting later today, 9 am central US time. It will take 7.4 days to play all the episodes!

  • 10 October 2019

    Here is an announcement of two openings at my institute here in Munich, for researchers to join the ERC funded project I am running on Philosophy of Animals in the Islamic World. We're looking for a PhD student to work on animals in medicine and philosophy, and a postdoc to work on al-Jahiz's Book of Animals.

  • 10 October 2019

    Here is an announcement of a call for papers, for a conference I'm organizing together with Jenny Rallens, Katharine O'Reilly, and Ursula Coope. Please get in touch if you might be interested in giving a paper, and if you just want to attend then mark your calendar!


    Women Intellectuals in Antiquity

    15-16 February 2020, Keble College, Oxford


  • 2 October 2019

Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and at King's College London, takes listeners through the history of philosophy, "without any gaps." The series looks at the ideas, lives and historical context of the major philosophers as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition.

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